Stayed here mid August with my husband and Mum. We had two lovely rooms - a superior double and the luxury suite. Fabulous space, light and airy, very clean. We were given a very friendly welcome on arrival and it was great to have a space in the off road car park after a long drive. Breakfast was very good with plenty of choice and freshly cooked food to order. The hotel is in a great location - 2 minutes stroll to the sea front and similar to the town centre and restaurants. Would highly recommend and really hope to return before too long!
In August 2014, Lou M said:
Booked a room in June for the Airbourne Airshow in August. No planning involved, The Sheldon was the first place I tried which had a room available because of a cancellation! How lucky were we?! Close to both beach and town, free parking, albeit a bit tight with the size of modern cars, and excellent breakfast with plenty of choice.
Would definitely stay here again and would recommend to others.
In August 2014, LKBNpton said:
We stayed for three nights over the very busy Airbourne Weekend. The deciding factor for us to book was the location and also the car park which is a real bonus this close to the beach. It really was a lucky find. Our HUGE room was at the front with a bay window, a king sized bed which was really comfortable. Super crisp linen, and everywhere so spotlessly clean! The shower room was on the small side, but served a purpose. The breakfast room is bright and cheerful and the Full English exactly as it should be. The Hotel only serves breakfast but there are so many good, reasonably priced restaurants within 2/3 minutes walk it really isn't an issue. Family owned & run with a small friendly team of staff, you really can't go wrong staying here.
In August 2014, Laurie02 said:
My wife and I have just returned form a trip to Eastbourne we stayed overnight in the Sheldon hotel . We wen to Eastbourne for the British Legion band playing on the bandstand and I booked one night at the Sheldon. It was one of the best bookings I have done. We ha da really good room and the service left nothing to be desired. We were welcomed in by I think the son of the owners who took us to our room rather than just telling us where it was. The breakfast was served very promptly and included in the very modest price together with FREE parking in their car park. We will certainly return when we next want to visit Eastbourne.
In August 2014, EddieEdmunds said:
Stayed here after a recommendation and wasn't disappointed.
Booked the budget double and the room was very clean and comfortable (lovely bed!).
Breakfast was absolutely delicious and there was a huge range of goodies to be had!
Most importantly, the staff were lovely and couldn't do enough for us (including helping us get out of the car park after some odd parking by a fellow guest!)
If I could change anything, perhaps the shower room could do with updating now, as it was rather cramped and a little old-fashioned?
Also, our room was above the kitchen so got rather noisy around breakfast time what with extractor fans and banging pots and pans. Not so good for me with my love of snoozing lol! :)
On the whole though, a wonderful stay, outstanding location and lovely, friendly atmosphere, all for very good value. Thank you!
In August 2014, Lynne W said:
It is a clean, little hotel with friendly hosts within a good location. Our basic room came at a good price with a lovely breakfast! The B&B is in a well kept heritage building and we would certainly stay there again!
In July 2014, NicVen2 said:
I stayed in a budget room for two nights last week, the room was small but perfectly sized for one person visiting for work. It is a very short walk from the sea and I almost forgot I was there for work in the evenings. Breakfast was delicious and the staff were friendly and accommodating. Would stay there again when visiting for work or on holiday.
In July 2014, inglenookspider said:
The most perfect family run place to stay in Eastbourne. The staff are so helpful and friendly and really made us feel that we belonged there!! Our room was perfect and the Suite is so beautiful - perfect for a romantic night. The Sheldon is so close to the beach and the main shopping centre that we were able to leave our car in the private car park and walk to them. Only needing to use the car when we were going further afield. Greg, Judith, Jordan and Mikey made our stay so enjoyable that we will definitely be back and know that we are assured of a warm welcome.
In July 2014, samuelheffernan88 said:
I stayed for a couple of nights for work recently. The location of the property is very central and only a short 5-10min walk from the station and all the central amenities of Eastbourne.
Very modern property that is decorated to a high standard within a historic Victorian building. The rooms are spacious and comfortable.
Breakfast options of Full English, Omelette or Pancakes was a great way to start the day.
Looking forward to coming back again next time Im in Eastbourne!
In June 2014, Bernadette W said:
I visited this hotel this weekend first thing I noticed was all the dog ends at the main entrance.
Was met by very friendly young lady who showed us to room 21looked ok but noticed curtain hanging of window. Cracked sink in bathroom dust on both bedside lamps stained cushions on bed.
But the worst thing was the stained bed mattress covers with bodley hair on them,
Called staff they removed cushions changed bedding while we went out for a meal
Room could have been great but not enough attention to detail by staff and owner
Who I spoke to and blamed cleaning crews and did not really seem intrested
Breakfast was great as was the location
In June 2014, GERSOK said:
A friend and I went to Eastbourne for some golf. Found this Hotel online, phoned to book and was very impressed by the co-owner Judith. She was very polite and I was immediately at ease with her. We were checked in by her son. Who, contrary to another review, was courteous and also very polite and easy to understand. I will assume the complaining guest is simply rude, perhaps a little deaf and the unfortunate posessor of racially prejudiced views. My room was 27, a single with en suite, and perfectly adequate. Clean, tidy, fresh smelling with all necessary amenities as standard. The bed was beautifully comfortable and the hotel quiet even though fully booked. Breakfast was delicious. The dining room is beautifully presented and staff were unobtrusive and quietly efficient. Generally speaking you tend to get what you pay for but in this case my overall impression was tremendous value for money. Such was the professionally excellent manner of our treatment and the truly genuine, personable, friendly and can't do enough for our guests attitude of both Judith and Greg, it pains me to say, from a purely constructive view point, a couple of extra sticks of complimentary coffee in the rooms might not be a bad thing. Big smiles and thankyou Judith. You are a wonderful host and when we decide to return we will call you first and recommend your hotel to our friends. Rob and Colin from Dover. XX
In June 2014, ETJT said:
Stayed here while attending the tennis at Devonshire Park, and the location is perfect as it is just a few minutes walk to the tennis club - and a huge bonus is the free on site parking.
All the staff were welcoming helpful and friendly, the room was a good size with a comfortable bed and nice en suite. Breakfast presented a good choice - so The Sheldon is everything you could want from a seaside B&B. Thoroughly recommended.
In June 2014, Elaine B said:
I first discovered this little gem in Eastbourne last year. I decided to revisit it again this year. I was not disappointed. Once again I was genuinely welcomed by Judith and Greg the owners. My room was a delight, with a comfortable bed, great en suite, and a sea view!
Breakfasts were absolute feasts with so much to choose from. They certainly set you up for the day.
The hotel itself was spotlessly clean, and there was a lift which was great for getting my luggage up to my room.
The location of the hotel is perfect. Close to the beach, town, and railway station, it is less than a 5 minute walk to a large selection of restaurants.
Any negatives? No, The Sheldon Eastbourne does not have any negatives. It is the perfect place to stay in Eastbourne. I would not consider anywhere else. I shall return!
In June 2014, ANDREW E said:
I am currently staying in Eastbourne having bought a local business. I'm looking at renting a flat long term but after a great nights stay at The Sheldon, I think I just may stay here a few more times yet. I checked in quite late, having rang prior to say that I would be late, and the lady who took my message was really pleasant and reassuring. When I arrived at the hotel I was welcomed by a lovely young lad, who was very welcoming and helpful, showing me where everything was on my way to the room.
The room was very spacious, spotlessly clean with really fresh and crisp decor, that was just right. The room had a little chair and sea view, and it felt very homely. Morning brought a lovely breakfast and the by now different staff were so friendly and made it a really nice start to the day.
Well done to all involved and I will be back with the tribe next time! Thank you for reassuring me that quality at a reasonable price is alive and well!
In June 2014, ANDREW W said:
nice comfortable, friendly hotel. Nicely decorated, comfy bed, excellent linen, spacious room, lift, good breakfast with plenty of choice, free car parking. close to beach and all amenities. highly recommended.
In June 2014, kirsty-aw said:
Really well situated - a 5 minute walk from the train station and right by the seafront. A very comfortable, pleasant room with everything I needed, including WiFi. Peaceful, really good value overall and lovely breakfasts. The Sheldon is run by a very helpful and friendly couple, and I'm glad I chose it for my break. I would be happy to stay here again! Thank you for everything.
In May 2014, Susan M said:
We had a fantastic weekend in Eastbourne! The Sheldon Hotel was very clean, comfortable and very friendly! The breakfasts were lovely - you could have anything you wanted! I would definitely recommend this hotel for either a short break or holiday!
Sue & Keith Marshall
In May 2014, Philip P said:
The hotel was very clean room was huge the manager/owner was very friendly and attentive I plan to use again very soon.I really cant find fault.We had the superior room and found no fault at all the room was in the basement so was very cool in the hot weather.You really wont regret using the lovely hotel.
In May 2014, Globetrotter349 said:
Great location, 2 mins from Eastbourne seafront with all it's attractions and good places to eat. Comfortable room, good bed and thoughtful amenities. Fantastic freshly cooked breakfast. AND really good value for money.
In May 2014, MPMurphy123 said:
Stayed at The Sheldon for two nights in a single room, great location in walking distance of shops and the pier.
It was a nice size room with everything you need; complimentary toiletries along with tea/coffee making facilities etc. All the staff were very helpful and friendly, serving a really good breakfast! The free WIFI and parking was a plus too!
Would definitely stay again - thank you! :)
In May 2014, Amanda M said:
I booked in a group of 22 and we were very well looked after and taken care of. The rooms are fantastic and the food was great. The owners are gems, and we will definitely be coming back...best place in all of Eastbourne.
In April 2014, Remi A said:
Stayed at The Sheldon for two nights. The availability of parking was a huge draw.My room was very comfortable and cosy. The complimentary toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities was also very nice. Breakfast was scrumptious and plentiful. Best thing of all was, Judith and Greg, the owners. They were very welcoming and friendly. I'll definitely be returning in the near future.
In April 2014, david l said:
The Sheldon really lives up to the fantastic reviews on tripadvisor. We stayed midweek for 3 nights on a special deal in the suite,on the `1st floor,lift if needed. We received a very warm welcome from Judith,a very lovely lady/owner. We were shown to our room,and WOW ,what a room. Very large with huge bay window,king bed,rolltop bath,large walk in shower,with bag of toiletries, soaps gel shampoo,etc.
There was a basket fruit, biscuits, tea/coffee/chocolate etc. A fridge with orange juice,jug milk,bottled water, and easter mallow nest chocolate, a lovely touch. This is replaced daily if needed. Dressing gowns, slippers,and so quite and peaceful. Free car parking for all rooms,which is a bonus in Eastbourne.
The hotel is absolutely spotless, decoration is lovely,no chips or marks on walls,which does happen even in our own homes. The breakfast room was large and bright, with beautiful laid tables. Cooked breakie was lovely, served with a smile from their hard working staff. If you don't fancy cooked, there is everything you can think of on the breakfast table.
What a hotel, nothing, and I mean nothing, was too much trouble for Judith or greg.
It was a real pleasure to stay here and to meet a lovely hard working couple,we will return.
This is the GRAND of eastbourne.....
Regards...Jo & David
In April 2014, Mick M said:
A highly impressive hotel almost on the sea front which deserves the accolades.
The room we stayed in was a superior suite, which was huge, with a roll top bath and walk in shower in the room which we though was great but possibly not ideal if you are on the shy side.
Breakfast was just about perfect with excellent service. Nothing seemed too much trouble and we would make a point of staying again.
Dined in a local Italian restaurant which was recommended by the hotel owners and even got a discount. The on site car park is a bonus which I always look for.
In April 2014, harrythewriter said:
We had friends visiting for a few days and booked them into The Sheldon. What a great find with a car park. The superior double room was beautiful and the owners Judith and Greg could not have been more welcoming to our friends. The whole hotel seemed spotless and very well decorated. Breakfast which we joined our friends for was excellent. Can be recommended totally.